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Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

1. To produce graduates who have strong fundamental knowledge in biotechnology and capable in various fields that can contribute to the nation’s development, and balance the needs of human and environment development in ethical and professional ways.

2. To produce graduates skills in biotechnology techniques with capability in designing and developing research.

3. To produce graduates who are highly qualified, with broad visions and knowledgeable in sectors such as agriculture, medicine, fisheries, industry and pharmaceuticals. They are capable of developing and executing a diverse range of projects.

4. To produce biotechnology graduates who are high competitive, and capable of pursuing higher education in the life sciences in any institution.


Benefits

At the end of BSc Biotechnology programme, graduates with BSc in Biotechnology are able to:

1. Apply knowledge through understanding concepts and biological principles in biotechnology practices.

2. Apply practical,safe and efficient approaches in the practise of biotechnology in the laboratory and workplace, as well as able to analyse issues and evaluate accurate resource applications.

3. Evaluate the need of environmental development in biotechnology practice, the importance of responsibility and interpersonal relationship between society and culture.

4. Exhibit the importance of ethics and professional needs in practising biotechnology.

5. Communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written works, especially when cooperating in groups whilst showing responsible and productive interpersonal skills.

6. Use, apply and practice scientific methods in practising biotechnology, including appreciating the need for self evaluation and improvement to meet industrial and societal demands.

7. Plan and to execute research projects with effective time management and efficient resource usage.

8. Exhibit effective management and entrepreneurship skills.

Career Opportunity

1. Biotechnologists and researchers at research institutes and industries.

2. Science and research officers in government agency.

3. Administrative officers at government agencies and private sectors.

4. Sale and Marketing executives.

5. Academician and researchers in universities

6. Research officers at Hospitals, research institutes such as MARDI, FRIM, SIRIM, IMR etc.

7. Consultants, Technologists

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

2017/2018 SESSION (128 CREDITS)

1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (20 CREDITS )

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

CREDITS

GIG 1001

The Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS)

2

GIG 1002/

*GIG 1006

 

Ethnic Relations / Introduction to Malaysia (*only for international students)

 

2

GIG 1003

Basic Entrepreneurship Culture

2

GIG 1004

Information Literacy

2

GIG 1005

Social Engagement

2

GLT xxxx

English Courses (subject to MUET bands)

6

GKN/GKR/GKV

Co-Curriculum

2

GIA - GIX xxxx

External-Faculty Elective Courses (KELF)

2

2. CORE COURSES (82 CREDITS)

(I) FACULTY CORE COURSES (8 CREDITS) [TF]

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

 

SIX 1001

Introduction to Science and Technology

Studies

 

 

3

SIX 1002

Ethics and Safety

 

2

SIX 1003

Biostatistics

 

3

(II) PROGRAMME CORE COURSES (74 CREDITS) [TP]

LEVEL 1 (11 credits)

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

SIJ 1001

Life Processes

 

2

SIL 1001

Cell Biology

 

2

SIO 1001

Basic Physics

 

2

SIK 1001

Biology Practical

 

2

SIJ 1002

Fundamentals of Chemistry

 

3

LEVEL 2 (36 credits)

SIJ 2001

Principles of Biochemical Analysis

SIK1001

3

SIJ 2002

Structure and Function of Biomolecules

SIJ1001 and SIJ1002

3

 

SIJ 2003

Energetic, Metabolism and Regulation of

Carbohydrate and Lipids

 

SIJ1001 and SIJ1002

 

3

SIJ 2006

Protein Biochemistry

SIJ1002

3

SIO 2001

Applied Microbiology

SIJ1001

3

SIO 2002

Animal Biotechnology

SIL1001

3

SIO 2003

Higher Plant Physiology

SIJ1001, SIL1001 and SIK1001

3

SIO 2004

Cell and Tissue Culture

SIL1001 and SIK1001

3

SIO 2005

Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology

SIK1001

2

 

SIO 2006

Oral Communication and Scientific

Writing

 

 

2

 

SIO 2007

Molecular Biology and Genetic

Engineering

 

SIL1001 and SIK1001

 

3

SIO 2008

Basic Bioinformatics

SIJ2002

2

SIO 2009

Metabolomics and Secondary Metabolites

SIJ1001

3

LEVEL 3 (27 credits)

SIO 3001

Bioprocess Technology

SIO2001

3

 

SIO 3002

Research and Commercialisation in

Biotechnology

 

SIO2001

 

2

SIO 3003

Renewable Energy

SIJ1002

2

SIO 3004

Bioseparation

SIO1001

3

SIO 3005

Research Project in Biotechnology

SIO2001, SIO2002 and SIO2004

10

SIO 3006

Industrial Training in Biotechnology

SIO3002

7

3. ELECTIVE COURSES (26 CREDITS)

(I) PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES (21 CREDITS ) [EP]

Choose from Elective Courses offered

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

 

SIO 2010

Post-Harvest Process Engineering and

Technology

 

SIL1001

 

3

SIO 2011

Plant Breeding

SIJ1001

3

SIO 3007

Algae Biotechnology

SIJ1001

3

SIO 3008

Fungal Biotechnology

SIO2001

3

 

SIO 3009

Environmental Management

Biotechnology

 

SIO2001 and SIO2007

 

3

SIO 3010

Marine Biotechnology

SIJ1001

3

SIO 3011

Plant Morphogenesis

SIO2004

3

SIO 3012

Enzyme Technology

SIJ2003

3

SIO 3013

Bioproduct Business and Supply Chain

SIO2003

2

SIO 3014

Aquaculture Nutrition

SIJ1001

3

SIO 3015

Current Topics In Biotechnology

SIO2001

2

(II) ELECTIVE COURSES OF FACULTY ( 5 CREDIT HOURS ) [EF]

*Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialisation

(Please refer to courses offered by other institutes or departments within the Faculty of Science)


Entry Requirement

 

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

MG01

Sarjana Muda Sains Bioteknologi

(7 Semester)


 

Aliran: Sains

  • Passed STPM with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

       

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics T

       

      and

       

 




Aliran : Sains

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation in the following subjects:
  • Biology; and

     

     

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

 

and

 

A54 minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET



 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Aliran : Sains

  • A Diploma of Higher Learning Institute or other recognized institution in the field of the program being applied with at least a CGPA of 3.00

     

    or

     

  • Passed STPM not in the current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirements as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation not in the current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirements as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation in the following subjects:
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics T

      or

       

  • Biology; and

     

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

 

and

 

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET




 

Aliran : Sains

  • Obtained a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with at least 30 points of score and obtained Grade 5 Higher Level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • An Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) qualification with at least Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  total of 80% and obtained at least 16 point of score (High Achievement) in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • A American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) qualification in science stream with at least CGPA of 3.00  and at least grade B in the following subjects
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

      or

       

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

      or

       

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

      or

  • Biology; and

 

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

      and

       

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET

 

or

  • A minimum Band 4 IELTS

or

Obtained score at least 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL





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Intake Schedule

Semester I : September

Semester II : February

Deadline for Malaysian applicants : April for Semester I intake

Deadline for International applicants : June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Fees

RM8,260.00 (Local student)

Click here (International student)

Last Update: November 07, 2017

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